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Kenmore Series 70 110.26722693 washer issue


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#21 gphvid

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 09:47 AM

Do these fail all the time and cause the gear slippage or grinding sound with no tub movement?  And can I take the machine out and lay it on its back to replace this part?


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Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:40 AM

The motor coupler is a common failure part. Have you confirmed that your is bad? It can be done by laying it done, but is much easier done with the cabinet off. You can inspect the coupler by simple leaning the machine back and rotating it with your fingers.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 12:01 PM

I haven't confirmed as yet as I was just doing bills.  I think it might be easier to lay the washer on its back in the garage which is next to the laundry room.  Then I can get a good look a the coupler and see if it has failed.


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Posted 02 September 2010 - 12:15 PM

Once you confirm its bad I will link a replacement video for your viewing pleasure.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:29 PM

Thanks so much.  Will let you know tomorrow.  Busy day, and have to go to work now...


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:33 PM

Got home real late last night (I work as a digital video editor) and when I got up today, my wife is frantically showing me the Lowes weekend ad and a front load Frigidaire washer she wants us to look and and maybe try to get.  She wants to do this first before fixing the Kenmore, despite the fact the repair may be just the part in question...

It's like fighting City Hall....


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:39 PM

possible $20 Vs. several $500+....but whateva keeps mama happy ;)
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:45 PM

I say I can get the unit up and running by replacing the part.  She is using the excuse to say that the washer is dead and a good time to get a new one.  She has got my 17-year old daughter on her side too.  Uphill battle on this one...

She is right in that the benefits of the newer machine is that water use is less and I'm sure electricity too.  Good reviews on the newer one as well.  Out here, they like to water ration and then hit you with a large water bill even for what you use.  So the water saving argument does work.  And being a Labor Day weekend and with the sales, I can get the newer machine in the house for under $500 with free delivery.  So she does have a point.


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:48 PM

My wife wants us to look at the Frigidaire LTF2140FS and see if it is what she really wants.  Any info on this unit good or bad?


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:50 PM

its a pretty good unit. if you decide to buy it I recommend buying the "Factory" extended service agreement...not the retailers
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 02:08 PM

OR this deal ?

Maytag Epic W & D $ 773 PAIR    LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 02:35 PM

PCRichard is not in California but that is a good deal.  Also, is the Frigidaire reasonably easy to repair?


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 03:21 PM

Just as easy as any other front loaders..which are more difficult and cost more to repair Vs . a top loader.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 03:35 PM

[user=70410]gphvid[/user] wrote:

PCRichard is not in California but that is a good deal...

FLAT RATE SHIPPING:

Major Appliances (Outside of NY / NJ / PA / CT Area)
$49 Flat Rate shipping per item on major appliances.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 03:38 PM

[user=70410]gphvid[/user] wrote:

My wife wants us to look at the Frigidaire LTF2140FS and see if it is what she really wants.  Any info on this unit good or bad?


If the laundry room has a CONCRETE floor----the washer will be fine.

 

If the flooring in the laundry room is WOOD---most front load washers will have some degree of shake / vibration / rattle / noise.

For WOOD flooring the Samsung Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT) front load washer is exceptionally smooth during the *spin cycle*.

LG front load washers with *True Balance* is also reasonably good for WOOD floors but the Samsung *VRT* is more effective than the LG *True Balance*. 

To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 03:39 PM

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[user=70410]gphvid[/user] wrote:

PCRichard is not in California but that is a good deal...

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WooooWeee, now thats some cheap shipping!!! we charge that much to take one next door :)

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 06:27 PM

We went to Lowes tonight and checked out the Frigidaire and my wife didn't like the size much. So she looked around.....and settled on a Cabrio WTW5640XW that was backordered but we got the floor model for a 20% discount with free shipping and haul away delivered tomorrow Saturday, all for $479.20. Wife is real happy now and we even got a couple of other things we needed for the house as well. We decided to just simply get rid of the Kenmore despite it being probably the coupler that is broke, so that we could take advantage of a series of rebates that are being offered. The rebates total about $200 so we thought we'd go for it.

Thanks for the advice and everything. You guys are great. But the fixing was a tough sell here and I have to live here, and with the rebates and the sales, etc., it will be a happier house now...

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:49 PM

Oh, for what it's worth, I checked the Kenmore and it does look like the coupler failed.  The plastic part toward the motor looks like it split.  It spins almost cleanly by hand.


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:20 PM

the newer replacements have metal inserts ..
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